Top 6 Free Career Resources for Veterans

Honoring Veterans

This Veteran’s Day we honor all those who have served our nation.

As is true of anyone in a transition, the more than 200,000 military personnel annually entering “the real world” of civilian life need help.

The Crossroads Career mission is to educate, equip, and encourage people who are seeking jobs, careers, or God’s calling. Our belief is that everyone is God’s masterpiece created for good works. Our strategy combines:

  • Our Crossroads Career Work Book featuring a proven 7-step, faith-based process.
  • Free online resources including resume builder, career interest profiler, prayer network, over 200 tools and tips, plus access to:
    • On-the-ground career ministries offering job search and career growth workshops, small groups and coaching.
    • Our Job Connection with over 4000 employers with over 500,000 jobs

Collaborating together with other organizations such as America Serves, we can provide veterans counsel, contacts, and encouragement to help them get good jobs, develop their careers, and follow God’s calling.

Top 6 Free Career Resources for Veterans

  • Department of Labor Resources for Veterans — This site connects job seekers to all of DOL’s online tools including the career one stop, but also includes links to other federal training and employment programs and to the veteran-focused resources in every state
  • Visit Local Career One Stop Centers — The Veteran and Military Transition Center is a one-stop website for employment, training, and financial help after military service.
  • Free Crossroads Career Resources — Sign up free to access more than 150 career-related resources and tools to assist you to find jobs, careers, and God’s calling

Celebrating Our Veterans

Let us not only celebrate Veterans Day, but also honor veterans and active military personnel for all our days ahead.

Of the more than 324 million people in America today, over 21 million are veterans and approximately 1.4 million armed forces are currently serving. Words come to mind like gratitude, thanksgiving and respect for their service and sacrifice.  Let’s remember that, “Freedom is not free,” as proclaimed by US Air Force Colonel Ryan Gremillion, and “Never have so many owed so much to so few,” as British Prime Minister, Winston Churchill had praised his country’s defenders.

Yet, there is much more to acclaim.

According to the Revisiting the Business Case for Hiring A Veteran report from the Institute for Veterans and Military Families, veterans possess ten talents that are “rare, valuable and differentiated.”  Employers will find on average that veterans:

  1. Are entrepreneurial
  2. Assume high levels of trust
  3. Are adept at skills transfer across contexts and tasks
  4. Have and leverage advanced technical training
  5. Are comfortable and adept in discontinuous environments
  6. Exhibit high levels of resiliency
  7. Exhibit advanced team-building skills
  8. Exhibit strong organizational commitment
  9. Have and leverage cross-cultural experiences
  10. Have experience and skill in diverse work settings

Veterans are not only qualified for a wide variety of jobs and industries, but they also bring qualities they learned and earned in the military.

Help us help veterans

Please join us in celebrating and collaborating to serve veterans, not just for what they have done, but also for their success in civilian life.

Consider sharing your time, talent and treasure. Email to start or support a ministry or volunteer.  Please comment below about your thoughts on collaborating to celebrate veterans!

Revised November 10, 2017

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